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Department of Aeronautics

Faculty and Staff

 

Col James DuttonCol Jim Dutton

Distinguished Engineering Fellow

DEGREES:
BS Astronautical Engineering,USAF Academy-1991
MS Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington- 1994
Squadron Officer School-1999
Air Command and Staff College, Correspondence Course-2004
Air War College, Correspondence Course- 2008

YEARS SERVICE ON THIS FACULTY: 0

OTHER RELATED EXPERIENCE:
1987-1991 - Cadet, CS-12 and CS-29, USAF Academy CO
1991-1992 – Student Pilot, Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training, Sheppard AFB TX
1992-1994 – Graduate Student, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington
1994-1995 – F-15C Student Pilot, 2nd Fighter Squadron, Tyndall AFB FL
1995-1998 – F-15C Instructor Pilot, 493rd Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath UK
1998-1999 – F-15C Operational Test Pilot, 422d Test and Evaluation Squadron, Nellis AFB NV
1999-2000 – Student Pilot, Class 00A, USAF Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB CA
2000-2002 – F-16 Test Pilot, 416th Flight Test Squadron, Edwards AFB CA
2002-2004 – F-22 Test Pilot, 411th Flight Test Squadron, Edwards AFB CA
2004-2005 – Astronaut Candidate, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston TX
2005-2009 – CAPCOM/Crew Exploration Vehicle Requirements Lead
2009-2010 – Pilot, STS-131, Space Shuttle Discovery
2010-2011 – Deputy Chief, Space Shuttle Branch, Astronaut Office
2011-2012 – Chief, Exploration Branch, Astronaut Office
2012-Present – Instructor, Engineering Division, USAF Academy CO

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Medal Aerial Achievement Medal with nine oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal Combat Readiness Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Medal Time Magazine College Achievement Award, 1990
Top Graduate, Outstanding Cadet in Airmanship, USAF Academy, Class of 1991
Distinguished Graduate, Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training, 1992
Outstanding Graduate, F-15C Replacement Training Unit, 1995
Distinguished Graduate, Squadron Officer School, 1999
Top Graduate, USAF Test Pilot School, 2000
Bobby Bond Test Pilot Award, 2003

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